Kazumi Kaneda – Hard Light [Album]

#NewMusic from Tokyo, Japan

This takes us all the way back to our early days on the radio when a young chap by the name of Lau used to bring in mind expanding beats from across the globe. Safe to say our mind was well and truly expanded once again when we heard the ‘Hard Light’ album from Tokyo based pianist / songwriter / producer (you name it, he does it) Kazumi Kaneda. A beautiful blend of synthesis and classical keyboard wizardry, sublimely brought together. Did we mention he did the art work too!? We’ll be more on the ball in 2018 when he hopefully treats us to some more like this.

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Pixelord & Juke Ellington – Chrono Echoes (Broken Haze Remix)

#NewMusic from Novosibirsk, Russia x Tokyo, Japan

Finishing up our globe trotting Sunday round up, here’s a hectic dance floor destroyer for you. Pixelord & Juke Ellington released the ‘Chrono Echoes’ EP on Trekkie Trax including the Broken Haze remix which we are really digging. Expect very hard beats, heavily effected vocal and lots of “things being smashed” sound effects.

Pixelord & Juke Ellington ‘Chrono Echoes’ (Broken Haze Remix) is out now.

Broken Haze – Nizmo [EP]

#NewMusic from Tokyo, Japan

Having spent far too much of our youth playing Gran Turismo, we are worrying familiar with highly tuned Japanese cars. Imagine our delight when we got sent a whole EP’s worth of tunes named in honour of Nissan’s motorsport division. The ‘Nizmo EP from Broken Haze is crisply produced and ready to move you at high speed around the night time streets of any big metropolis.

If you’re of the Night Slugs, Fade To Mind persuasion, this one will prick up your ears. The drums on ‘Fairlady Z’ are relentless, burying themselves deep into your computer game tuned mind.

There is a brief moment of respite during the double breakdown of ‘Skyline GT-R’ before you make a shuddering decent into another pit of drum battles and razor sharp synths.

The slowed down “level-up” style sound that litters every second bar at the start of ‘Silvia’ lifts you into what ends up being more a scene from Time Crisis than GT, with its volley of shots that fire around you.

Get in now on Beta Pack from iTunes and Juno.